Saturday, December 19, 2009


The baby Orangutan was putting on a show for the kids by the glass!

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LA Zoo

December 19th and perfect weather for a trip to the Zoo! Gotta love LA. Jack had fun with friends Zane (pictured) and Braird (and parents Peter and Sharon).
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Friday, December 4, 2009

Nona Ruth

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More from the Park

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Visiting Davis

We visited Uncle Zach and Auntie Brady's house in Davis. Their back yard is a park! Grandma Nonie, Grandpa, and Uncle Pate were also there.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thanksgiving at Uncle Matt's

We went to Thanksgiving in San Francisco, where we enjoyed dinner at Uncle Matt's. Jack was a trooper, doing very well on the plane and even on the return trip when we had to go to a "diffrent pa-wane" (change of aircraft due to engine malfunction). He was reasonably willing to set at the lovely table with the adults and took an excellent post-dinner nap! Jack is always very serious when examining something new, including his new book from Grandma Martha. Thanks to Aunt Bobbie for knitting the awesome vest!

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Jack with his cousins Shanae, Baby Nona, and Lamar. More pictures from Thanksgiving coming soon...
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

One More

A little difficult to get everybody sitting and looking at the camera, but here is an attempt!
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Visiting Old Friends

Just finally got these off the camera. These are from a visit we made to see a good friend of mine from High School, Jen Healy (Young) (who lives in San Diego, but moved to Seattle the day after our visit). Her daughter Penny is a couple months younger than Jack. They had a lot of fun splashing in the pool, playing together, and getting popsicles from Panny's grandma. And it was a lot of fun for me to meet Penny catch up with Jen and her family.

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Saturday, October 31, 2009


Jack was not so excited to put on his costume, but once we got it on, he thought Halloween was pretty good. As soon as he got candy from a house, he wanted to eat it right away, saying "openit, openit"... Luckily, we were able to give him smarties at a fairly slow rate. The duck suit is a replica of the one that Uncle Zach wore around this age. While the original was found and survived a wash, it was just a bit to small. Thanks Grandma Nonie for making the costume! And thanks to Ebay for the vintage Donald Duck.

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Monday, October 26, 2009


Jack's favorite activity at the farm was "bus, bus, da-rive". A couple times we had to give another kid a turn at the wheel, but they typically only wanted to drive for a minute or two. Jack had real staying power--we had to drag him away kicking and screaming (literally).

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On the Farm

Grandma Martha visited this weekend, and we went to a "farm" outside of LA. Unlike the farm we visited near Boulder a while back, these people had clearly talked to a lawyer, so it wasn't quite as cool. Still, they had a lot of animals. Jack loves animals. His favorite things were "bird, big" (an emu) which he observed "cawwot, eat" (eating a carrot--who knew emus eat carrots). He also enjoyed "goat, brush" and "sheep, pet, gentle".

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